Outdoor Lifestyle Retail Prototype II

A Second Installation of Denali's New Prototype

Client Mission

Denali is committed to encouraging healthy living and outdoor experiences for individuals and families, funding community outreach programs that promote youth and family engagement in the outdoors and protecting the environment and green spaces for everyone to enjoy.


They are so organized and so on time and such good partners throughout the process. They’re with us throughout construction, solving problems. It’s a partnership — that’s exactly what it is. 

Project At a Glance

Denali Outdoor
Old Saybrook, CT
Retail Store
Project Team:

General Contractor: Cornerstone Design/Build Services

Structural Engineer: Jacobson Structures

Photographer: John Muggenborg

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Project Details

This store was the second iteration of a new prototype for Denali. While portions of the storefront are used for display to the exterior, much of the window space remains open to allow daylight to penetrate the space. A two-level retail space can be challenging for retail. To encourage customers to explore the lower level, two-story bark-on tree poles shoot up through the open stair. The lower level also includes a group meeting room, which supports Denali’s mission to build community.